- Stamps – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Falling Leaves CMS097”
- Stencils – Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection “Autumn,” “Dot Fade,” and “Grid Dot”
- Ranger Texture Paste: Opaque Matte
- Ranger Distress Crayons: Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Aged Mahogany, Vintage Photo
- Ranger Distress Inks: Carved Pumpkin, Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Mustard Seed
- Ranger Wendy Vecchi Mica Spray: Buttercup
- Tim Holtz Ideaology Paper String: Solids
- Tim Holtz Ideaology Metallic Stickers: Quotations
- Tim Holtz Ideaology Tissue Wrap: Plain
- Brass leaf charm – Fire Mountain
- Cardstock – Paper Accents
- Watercolor paper – Strathmore 140 lb. cold press
This card was fun to make because of all the layers–and of course it took me a very long time, just because when I’m making decisions as I move through the process it always takes me a long time! I really enjoy the process and since it is my birthday today, I indulged in getting messy and creative.
I started out by applying texture paste through the leaf stencil onto watercolor paper. I love leaves as a theme in my work! Then I stared at it for awhile, and added Distress Crayons all over the piece, blending as I went along. I then scrubbed some of the color away with a damp paper towel through a couple of stencils and continued to blend colors by adding a bit of water until I was satisfied.
Meanwhile I stamped leaves on tissue wrap with black Archival ink and added some ink splatters and Mica Spray. Once this was dry, I added some torn pieces of the stamped tissue with gel medium to the piece. I then cut the piece I would need for my card design and applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edges. I wrapped it with paper string and attached the brass leaf charm.
On another scrap of watercolor paper, I watercolored with some Distress Inks and lightly stamped a few more leaves. This was meant to be a background for my sentiment, so I didn’t want my colors to be very intense. One dry, I cut out the sentiment piece, applied Walnut Stain Distress ink to the edges, and popped on the sentiment sticker. I attached the two pieces to cardstock and called it a day. Thanks for visiting.
Challenge: A Vintage Journey: Crazy for Autumn Colours